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was expected. that has affected the fiscal position. by this time, the forecast was that the budget deficit would be 60 billion pounds. it is 120 billion pounds. that was supposed to start coming down in 2015. it will not peak until two years later. the fact that the economy has not recovered as fast as projected has caused the budget deficit problem to become much worse than it would've been had the economy grow faster. you might say that was just bad luck. i think the slow recovery, almost lack of recovery for two years, was a result of the austerity policy. a recovery,we have does austerity make more sense? placet faith can we in the new forecast? we were supposed to grow two point four percent this year. it will be about 0.8%. >> they are revising the incomes around 1.5%. >> ok. things are improving. then you go forward to the next year in the year after. then you have to ask what are the drivers of a broad-based recovery going to be? i think that it is very narrow. prices, assets, and some parts of the country. >> the government has announced plans to spend more on infrastructure. do y
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by friday's deadline. the plan doesn't significantly reduce the deficit or, indeed, replace the sequester budget cuts. what does it do? we'll get into that a little bit later. >>> meanwhile, 203 jobs created last month. nonfarm payroll showed the jobless rate down to 7%. the better than expected numbers increase the speculation that the fed might stop. don smith joins us for more. don, very good morning to you. i see on a reuters survey there are now four that expect december or january, five in january. quite a significant move from the survey in october. what are your own thoughts? why wouldn't you go next week if you were the fed? >> well, exactly. there's still so much uncertainty in the market about will they or won't they. yet the market thinks at some point in the next few months it is inevidenceable. i think why not get the tapering out of the way, the announcement in december, even if it's a preannouncement to take effect from january. i think the bond market reaction to the pretty strong payroll report on friday taught us quite a lot, actually. we didn't see very significant sel
their budget deficit targets. the brussels, frankfurt, berlin group will be trying to force them to comply. >> charles dumas, staying with us. >>> coming up on today's show, let me tell you what's ahead. taper talks go into overdrive as markets await the u.s. jobs report. but as experts look at last month's numbers, we assess how this could affect strategy. >>> and capital markets dry up in the sector, we'll discuss where to find value at 1020 cet. >>> the race is on to name asia pacific's number one tech hub. we'll take a look at the fastest growth technology firms. >>> and world cup fever hangs in the balance as nations find out who they are playing. we'll discuss the travel implications at 1045 cet. ya know, with new fedex one rate you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> deal or no deal? the wto is trying to reach an agreement. >> the right to food security of the poor people, then only they will be saved. strengthening of wto is a shared responsibility of
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
in october from a deficit in the previous month. moving on to currencies, the dollar is gaining momentum against the yen. dollar/yen currently changing hands at 102.78-81. analysts say rising long-term u.s. interest rates are helping boost buying in the u.s. currency. the euro/yen is being quoted at 139.21-24. >>> in other business news, u.s. online shopping giant amazon is hoping to bring the future a step closer. it's trying to deliver packages directly to your doorsteps using small unmanned aircraft. the company has unveiled a test video of a small drone with eight propellers carrying merchandise in a little box. the drone is equipped with a gps system. it can carry packageswaring up to 2.3 kill am gras each. the company aims to deliver packages from distribution centers within 30 minutes. ceo jeff bezos says this is no science fiction. he says the service could be technically ready in four to five years. but bezos adds that u.s. aviation authorities will need to drop regulations for unmanned aircraft before such a service could get off the ground. >>> fast food chains in japan are co
that the deficit all the park is open to counter anti pulled out of the chinese academy of scientists shows. and if he doesn't love an adopted over the place and can count about two point five two he ran for four hundred and doing your dollars. but the real numbers to forty four point three billion us dollars. now with almost three hundred pics in piccadilly raquel is distorted. well the problem is their duty. both central and provincial government to allocate enough money to person contact. they don't want you to put money into the pentagon to always appreciate. chinese leaders expressed their opinions on the internet one roof top. i paid over three decades of conscience or be nice to me might come to camp really have money left. the problem is that although the end of the retirement age. what if i still have no money might have to count them. another one complaint about the attitude toward and to quote mike and i determined that today would lead the charge for pension issue the nineteen ninety five and holding the pension problem after directed the government that penchant to the reliant
all they have said about reducing the deficit over the next few years, it leaves room for cutting taxes. i think what the uk needs is a rebalancing towards investment and exports. the government realizes this and i think as a consequence it's unlikely to do things to throw additional fuel on the fire of consumption. >> do you think the government is doing enough? are you expecting any measures, say, on planning tomorrow from the troika? would that have helped? we had construction pmis this week very strong, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. but many suppliers saying the supply side of that market is still very, very underperforming. >> yeah. i mean, when it comes to the supply side of the uk housing market, it really is down to things like change, having a look at the green belt legislation, trying to, you know, incentivize local authorities to watch the yen gauge much more heavily in this planning process than they have up to now. so it's not really about major macro reforms. i think it's about reforming the supply side of the housing market. that's going to take many years
deficit representing 17% of total revenue and, therefore, having to go in a different direction when a lot of states were simply saying we're going to cut, cut, cut, actually realizing our gap was too big, it add to be a combination of the two, i went out on road, and i got beat up. but somebody had to explain what we were trying to do. and when it came to education, i did that as well. and there were a lot of people mad at me and, you know, folks spending a lot of money to try to defeat an organized effort at school reform even though they supported certain aspects of it, you know? it was the total picture that they didn't want to see happen. they might carve out a corner that they liked, but it was the total picture. somebody has to be the leader, somebody has to have the discussion, somebody has to bring the discussion to the communities, and somebody has to demonstrate to members of the legislature that, you know, you mean business, and you want to work with them, you want their input be, but you need to change direction. and i'll go back to this, you know, hartford be, new haven, brid
. the possibilities of how to cut the deficit, that's all been discussed over and over ad nauseam again. if we talk about spectrum sales one more time, i think people will start passing out. it's all about the political will. is the political will there this time? >> the calculation has been the pain will inspire political will. we haven't seen this before. every time people say it's going to be fine, we're not going to have a shutdown or play chicken with the fiscal cliff and we do. here's what's perhaps a little bit different, the fact they're negotiating in good faith in private is good. the question will be can republicans accept any revenues from closed loopholes or is that off hand? >> they need to cut. they're on solid ground in terms of wanting to cut. they voted for the sequester. that was a mistake. i like the quiet. >> reality check here, both the democrat and republican version are austerity budgets, the question to what degree. >> hopefully they do the smart thing administratively and give the power of cutting back to the agencies. these guys shouldn't be figuring what cuts to make. >>
the likelihood of a shutdown and another debt crisis in january. but it wouldn't have much deficit reduction. it would not go after any of the hot button items like social security or medicare, which need to be dealt with over the long-run. it wouldn't close any tax loopholes. those things have proven too partisan for these budget negotiators to tackle. yesterday, in the nfl, the kicker for the denver broncos made a 64-yard field goal. record for the nfl. this is more like a 6-yard field goal. they haven't kicked it yet. i do think they will before congress goes home. it is a minimum achievement for people to cheer about. >> john, it is interesting when you talk about some of the little sticking points here. one is the benefits for the long-term unemployed. that is making up a record percentage of the people in this country who are unemployed. do you get the sense that congress is looking at the jobs report and saying, hey, maybe we shouldn't move the needle on that right now? >> i think that is difficult in part, because when you look at the size of this deal, we are only talking about $90
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